How CAS Contributes to [email protected]

CAS (creativity, activity and service) is one of the three essential elements that every student must complete as part of the IB Diploma Programme. Throughout the VI form at MCM students participate in a range of activities alongside their academic studies with the aim to enable students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development by […]

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Reflections on Wellbeing at MCM

The World Health Organisation defines wellbeing as:   “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”   The last few months have certainly tested our ability to survive in all the aspects of the above quotation.  We have been faced with a completely new challenge […]

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Why We Believe in Sleep

This is a topic that I have mentioned many times in the past, to pupils in assemblies and Wellbeing lessons, to staff in briefings and training sessions and to parents in briefings and in these Blogs. It is a topic I will continue to bring up frequently with pupils, staff and parents as it is […]

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The Fourth C: Covid-19 or Courage?

I recall being taught to fish by the quayside of a quiet coastal village when I was very young. The hook looked shiny and menacing, like a piece of barbed treasure, but my mentor baited it with indifferent efficiency and, as the well-practised always do, made the process look deceptively easy. Later, as we bobbed […]

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Activities to Flourish at MCM

For many people, the period of lockdown has meant they have had a little more time on their hands. Without the daily commute and evenings filled with further work or social commitments, more traditional hobbies have made a striking comeback. Anyone with a presence on social media will have noticed the proliferation of home bakers […]

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Positive Language

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it.” Lou Holtz This was the first quote I used in my weekly letter, and looking at it again, I can’t think of a better one to start this week’s blog. The theme for this week is Positive Language. As we started […]

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Wellbeing – Summer Term Overview

Welcome to the first Parent Wellbeing Blog of Summer Term. We are certainly not starting term as we would choose but we remain focused on doing all we can to make the most of the situation we find ourselves in and provide the pupils with the confidence, mindset and courage to cope. It has been […]

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During the COVID-19 Period

It seems a very long time ago that I wrote the introduction to the first Parent Wellbeing Blog: “I hope 2019 ended well and the new decade has started on a positive note for you and your family. To enable us to work together to help your son/daughter flourish at MCM and in later life […]

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Embedding Character Strengths

“It is not who you are but what you do.” Character strengths are tools we use at any given moment to behave in the right way in difficult situations. Examples of character strengths are qualities such as: perseverance (grit), leadership, teamwork, self-regulation, kindness and social intelligence.  I talked with a Head recently and he highlighted […]

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Digital Wellbeing

What is Digital wellbeing and how do we promote it? Digital wellbeing is being a confident and competent user of modern technology whilst also being equipped to flourish in life.  We pride ourselves on this not being unique to our Wellbeing lessons but spanning across a number of areas in the College, from discussing ways […]

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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Our aim within the MCM games programme is to support each pupil’s health and wellbeing by using exercise as the vehicle. We offer every pupil the opportunity to participate in an activity of their choice that will provide the opportunity to improve both their physical health and their understanding of a ‘Healthy Body’. Furthermore, backed […]

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Boarding at MCM

As I welcome parents into Honan on the first day of a new academic year I always remind them that their daughter’s health and happiness is my main concern, with the rest often falling into place once a child is truly flourishing i.e. in a state of optimal well-being. Flourishing is something that the Positive […]

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Why has the Sani become the Health Centre?

This is a question that has been asked by a number of pupils, parents and staff. It is one that merits a detailed answer and I will endeavour to provide this below, together with some details on the operation of our Health Centre which has been provided by our Health Centre Manager, Mrs Rak Kaur. […]

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Wellbeing – Lent Term Overview

This term we will be covering a wide range of topics at a level that is age-appropriate and informed by the current issues affecting our pupils. Outline content of part of the programme that will be delivered this term is explained below and the mapping to the principles of Positive Education and ‘Strive to Flourish’. […]

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Wellbeing Blog Intro

Dear Parents, I hope 2019 ended well and the new decade has started on a positive note for you and your family. To enable us to work together to help your son/daughter flourish at MCM and in later life we are starting a regular weekly blog/podcast on a variety of Wellbeing based matters. We want […]

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